When not teaching English in Korea or bringing foreign students to YMCA camps in the United States as Young Ambassadors, Exile Press founder Peter Liptak splits his time between working as an author and a publisher in Seoul, Korea. As a poet and purveyor of English, his desire to help the people of other nations in their struggles with the untamed beauty of the English language has led to teaching at universities in Korea and the writing of language acquisition books, including his newest releases Idiom Attack (Volumes 1 & 2): Everyday Living & Doing Business, part of a collection of 1200 commonly used North American idioms.
“Idioms are a set phrase of two or more words that when put together mean something different than the literal meaning of the individual words, such as crack of dawn or rain cats and dogs and represent the most colorful language used in everyday conversation,” says Liptak. “They also tend to be the most difficult for foreign learners to understand and for teachers to convey.”
Available in Korean, Spanish, French, German, Chinese and Japanese and using only the most common idioms and phrasal expressions, Idiom Attack is written in an easy to read and follow format for both teachers and students. This four book series of 25 chapters each covers 100 areas of interest to provide easy access to the target language as a learning resource for intermediate to advanced students of English. Idiom Attack:
- Contains meanings in both English and the user’s language for comparison.
- Uses example sentences to provide contextual support for more in depth understanding and practical application
- Includes stories that challenge learners with the application of language and additional follow-up comprehension questions designed to coax them to use the target language
- Uses questions to encourage deeper dialogue and practice with opportunities for reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Well-suited for a classroom setting or personal study, Idiom Attack provides an excellent resource for a variety of learning applications.
Peter Liptak was born in Chicago, Illinois, grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and moved to South Korea in 1995. For the last 17 years he’s been living and writing in Seoul.
After finishing a Master’s in Korean Studies at Yonsei University, Peter involved himself with several other writing projects including a series of children’s books, a translation of Korean poetry into English and various projects to promote Korean culture for the government. Currently, Peter enjoys exploring the world while training for triathlons, mountain biking, and competing in ultra-marathons while raising money for orphans to experience outdoor activities. Readers can follow along with his musings at www.poeticmisadventures.com or www.coffeeshopcontemplations.com. Liptak has also written Letters: Building an Alphabet with Art and Attitude (Exile Press and Amazon)
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